Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM)
For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria
DSM, PO Box 2225, Agege, Lagos
Come to DSM secretariat at 49 Charity Road New Oko-Oba, Abule-Egba, Lagos,
Call our national office on 0805 304 5953
23 December 2016
Rivers of Blood
Nearly two years after the 2015 general election, the Rivers state legislative rerun election finally took place on December 10, 2016 with the People's Democratic Party (PDP) winning two senatorial seats while the All Progressive Congress (APC) won one senatorial seat amidst the usual Nigeria election features such as killing, maiming, ballot snatching, shooting, electoral frauds. Essentially the election aptly captures the array of desperation of the ruling elites at the expense of the lives of the masses. Despite several postponements of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the realities and outcome of the election still remain unchanged as it left on its trail tears, sorrow and death for the poor masses.
4 December 2015
By Chinedu Agbebire
On the 5th of December 2015, Bayelsa state will conduct its gubernatorial election. But there is little choice between the main contestants. Both the incumbent Governor Sirake Dickson and the immediate former governor Timipre Sylva are callous and unrepentant capitalist representatives who have emerged as the candidates of the two major anti-poor political parties in Nigeria; the Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progressive Congress respectively.
15 June 2015
By Ayo Ademiluyi
Muhammadu Buhari, former Military Head of State was formally sworn in as a democratically-elected President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on 29th May, 2015. This was after an election that has been regarded as "historic" due to the defeat of the incumbent for the first time in a presidential election in Nigeria. His electioneering campaign was full of promises on raising living standards and turning around the economy. Among many working people there are high expectations that the Buhari regime will hit the ground running to deliver on his huge promises.
29 May 2015
People Must Prepare to Struggle for improvement and Real Change
Today May 29, 2015 is historic in Nigeria being the first time an elected opposition takes over the mantle of government. The high expectation among the large layers of the populace from the new government of Muhammadu Buhari is palpable. Many people could not wait to see the back of Goodluck Jonathan government who proved to be a monumental failure, something that was excruciatingly manifested with an unprecedented total shutdown of the country in the last weeks of his outgoing government.
4 April 2015
But Only Mass Struggle Can Guarantee the Interests of Workers and Poor Masses under Buhari's Presidency
The March 28, 2015 election was without doubt a major turning point for Nigeria. For the first time in the country’s 55 years existence as an independent country, a ruling party - the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) which has been in power for 16 years since the end of military rule in 1999 - was roundly defeated in an election.
23 February 2015
Neither the PDP nor APC Can Vow to Implement Chapter 2 of the Constitution!
On Thursday 6th February, 2015, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) organised a public symposium on the issues facing the country at the ETF building of the University of Abuja, FCT, Abuja. The symposium was organised as a forum to engage representatives of political parties contesting in the 2015 elections about their manifestoes.
13 February 2015
A Warning to the Working and Toiling Masses to Be Prepared for a Possible Truncation of Civil Rule
Despite the overwhelming popular desire for change, the unfortunate fact is that whenever the 2015 general elections hold, the outcome will not lead to fundamental improvement in the conditions of the working class, youth and poor masses.
10 February 2015
NO TO INTERFERENCE OF MILITARY IN ELECTORAL PROCESS
Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) Statement
We of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemn the recent postponement of the 2015 general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission at the instance of the Nigeria's military authorities. We hold that it completely begs the question for INEC to postpone the elections by six weeks on the basis of the Boko Haram insurgency that the government has been unable to resolve for more than five years! We condemn the apparent use of the military by the Jonathan government to interfere in the electoral process.
13 January 2015
Elections have become a periodic ritual, mandated and made compulsory by law, at least to keep the pretence of the so called "civil rule" in motion. In 2015, there is a sharper division among the ruling elites who, despite current economic and social hardships, are turning to the poor working peoples for votes. Indeed, the 2015 general elections are taking place against the background of the past 16 years of civil rule which has meant nothing but worsening living conditions for the working masses.
9 January 2015
Ochendo Legacy projects
For a Working People Political Alternative Now
Support the Struggle for the Registration of SPN
By Chinedu Agbebire
In preparation towards 2015 generation elections, different bourgeois politicians are seriously strategizing on how to hoodwink suffering masses so as to continue with the pillage of state treasury and collective wealth. Here in Abia state, the mass of people have never had it easy since the return of civil rule in 1999. Their situation has been from one frying pan to another as they keep on having one evil replacing another. From Governor Orji UzoKalu's two-term administration to the present government led by Theodore Ahamefula Orji, who will also be completing his second tenure in 2015, it has been a monumental failure of governance. The state of things in the state has been pitiable with no hope of improvement come 2015 general election. As it is the case nationally there is no genuine working peoples' alternative being offered ahead of the coming elections.